Category Archives: Inklings

Thoughts, musings, ideas, lessons and thoughts about life.

Leaving a Trail – Forging Ahead


“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson I have been known as a collector of “treasures.” A few awards, some mementoes collected over time, most given … Continue reading

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Christmas in the Stars – a Lesson from Star Wars


“The happiness your toys bring…is your gift.” S. Claus in The Meaning of Christmas The original Star Wars movie was released in 1977. Our son, Chris, was seven, and our daughter, Gretchen, was three. So, Chris saw the movie first, going with a … Continue reading

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Roller Coaster Ride


“For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day-to-day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person’s life at a given … Continue reading

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The Job Belongs to the Person Who Sees It


There is a story you’ve heard before about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody and a job that was recognized but left undone since everybody thought someone else would do it.  That story is actually a shortened version of … Continue reading

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Things That Go Bump


“From ghoulies and ghosties And long-leggedy beasties And things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us!” ~Scottish saying I was born and did my first trick or treating in Dayton, Ohio where both October 30th and 31st … Continue reading

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Shall We Listen to the Mockingbird?


When I first got to North Carolina, I was invited to dinner at a colleague’s home.  As we sat on her tree-lined patio at dusk, the lilting song of a bird rose over our heads. In New York, I had … Continue reading

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